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    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    February 17, 2015 11:22 PMNIKISHINE, Ukraine (REUTERS) – Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve

    Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday a group of service personnel had been taken prisoner by separatists in the strategic town of Debaltseve where government positions have been under attack from Russian-backed separatists. But, in the same statement, the ministry denied reports by the Russian media and separatists that a large number...

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday a group of service personnel had been taken prisoner by separatists in the strategic town of Debaltseve where government positions have been under attack from Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line. Fierce fighting Tuesday appeared to be focused on Debaltseve, a government-held town surrounded by rebel forces that both sides claim to be on […]...

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi
    Feb17

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi

    Ukrainian prosecutors have rejected a request to extradite Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili and former justice minister Zurab Adeishvili, Georgia’s chief prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi
    Feb17

    Ukraine rejects Georgian request to extradite ex-president – Tbilisi

    TBILISI (Reuters) – Ukrainian prosecutors have rejected a request to extradite Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili and former justice minister Zurab Adeishvili, Georgia’s chief prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev says Russia and rebels ‘not abiding’ by truce
    Feb17

    Kiev says Russia and rebels ‘not abiding’ by truce

    February 17, 2015 10:29 PMKIEV (AFP) – Russia and separatists in Ukraine’s east “are not abiding” by a European-brokered ceasefire, Ukraine’s presidency said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front
    Feb17

    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front

    DESNA (AFP) – Vitaliy Karpunets crawls under barbed wire before jumping over a smoking bonfire into a trench as he fires off his Kalashnikov at an imaginary enemy.At a military training centre some 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Kiev, Karpunets, 40, and some 5,000 other recruits are being put through their paces.The men are part of the...

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub of Debaltseve

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed on Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the fron… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine firing continues despite ceasefire
    Feb17

    Ukraine firing continues despite ceasefire

    NIKISHINE- Pro-Russian rebels bombarded government troops encircled in east Ukraine today and a plan for both sides to pull back their heavy guns stalled, pushing a fragile peace deal closer to collapse. A witness near the front line said artillery rounds rocked the town of Debaltseve every five seconds and black smoke rose skywards, despite a...

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